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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

FABBY: MY FIRST GIVEAWAY!

   I have a giveaway for my one year of blogging and it's announced  by Beverly at  PINK  SATURDAY.
 It's a hand made tea chest with pewter work on top and it was made by my friend's sister and she sells them in her shop and everybody can't get enough!  I also have one and I love it and this one is even prettier than mine!  I hope you like it!

  I want to thank you for the wonderful, beyond words, experience I've had in my one year of blogging. All the fabulous, talented, awesome and incredible ladies and gentlemen I have met!  You all have inspired me and taught me so much that now I feel I will "have blog forever", besides doing what I love to do.  I also enjoy visiting you sooo much!   Thank you for your kindness and generosity the past year 2011, for your visits and comments of encouragement to go on and for the tips on how to "control and manage" my blog when it gets crazy, lol!  To the great friends I've met and sometimes feel you're my best friends and last but not least for all the amazing  tablescapes, vignettes, recipes, decorating, re-doing- re-building, and I could go on and on describing all I've leaned and have inspired myself from your blogs, lovely and wonderful people.

Thanks to the ladies and gentlemen for the beautiful and generous giveaways I won last year and they were four too!

To the ladies that host such fabulous, fun and exciting parties I just can't wait to link to every week...I don't want to name each, as I don't want to miss anyone, plus you all know who I mean!
Thank you dear Beverly for the announcement of my first giveaway, will not be the last...right here at the terrific PINK SATURDAY PARTY! 
You don't have to follow me anywhere, unless you'd like to... just make a comment letting me know you just dropped by from PINK SATURDAY at Beverly's, or directly to my post, make a comment on it, so that we can acknowledge you wish to participate on the giveaway.  Thanks.

I also want to thank the hostesses that have FEATURED me on their parties, I'm forever grateful and honored.  Ok, sounds like I'm getting an OSCAR, lol!  All of you blog friends are better than receiving an Oscar,  you're amazing!! 

My love to you all and looking forward to visiting you and linking to the parties, as I've become a real PARTY ANIMAL!

Next Saturday the 14th. of January, at Pink Saturday, Beverly will announce who the winner is.  Good luck to all.   This is ONLY for people that share their fabulous BLOGS with me.....if you're anonymous this giveaway will not apply... sorry.

LOTS OF LOVE AND THANK YOU SO MUCH.   GOD BLESS YOU. 
FABBY





My parent's used to tell me that when they were small, gifts used to come from the Kings on the 6th. of January, opposed to Santa delivering on Christmas Eve, or day.  The custom came from Spain, as some believe that the gift giving to children came from the Kings taking gifts to Baby Jesus and little by little I guess, Latin America changed to the Christmas date we know now and  Santa delivering the gifts to the kids.. Spanish children still wait to receive and exchange gifts on Three King's Day, January 6th. You will see this on the cable TV news this Friday.  After Epiphany, Jan 6th. we also start to dismantle the Christmas decorations and tree.

Table in honor of the Three King's Day, Jasper, Melchior and Balthazar.
I placed our first Three Kings we had from our first Nativity set, the year we married, back in 1975... inside a cloche, to make this tablescape, as they're small.   The Nativity set we have now is put away in storage already.
"They brought gifts to Baby Jesus".  The crystal vase with the flowers is Czechian.
These elegant velvet, ornamental gift boxes were a present I got from a friend this Christmas.
 Teacup, cake plate and teapot, all from my reticulated set of dishes for 12 I have.
I used as place mats this pretty, Swiss doilies that are part of a set with a runner... directly on our breakfast alabaster table.  I like the gold metallic threads brocade-damask with flowers, which are more pink in real light.  I liked the drama and glitter for the Kings table.

The tablescape for tea for hubby and me,  with part of my reticulated dinner set; teacups, teapot and lantern.
I made a small table for tea to honor the Three Kings, Jasper, Melchior and Balthazar.


Thank you in advance for all your  wonderful visits and kind comments my friends. 
Thanks to the lovely and gracious hostesses from the parties I will be linking to.

HAPPY KINGS DAY 2012!
FABBY

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Open House Party at:  http://nominimalisthere.blgspot.com/
Delightfully Inspiring Thursday at:  http://thefrenchcupboard.blogspot.com/
Thrifty Thursday at:  http://bornagaincrafter.blogspot.com/
Feather your Nest Friday at:  http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/
Home Sweet Home at:  http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/
Show and Tell Friday at:  http://myromantichome.blogspot.com/
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Friday Unfold at:  http://stuffandnonsense.blogspot.com/
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Seasonal Sunday at:  http://thetablescaper.blogspot.com/
Masterpiece Monday at:  http://boogieboardcottage.blogspot.com/

102 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Happy King's Day to you, too, Fabby. You do things up beautifully- xo Diana

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Fabby, what a lovely table! Everything still looks so pretty and festive! I love the pieces housed inside the cloche. What great history you have! Thanks for sharing!

Suzie said...

Those Swiss doilies amazing!

Deanna said...

Howdy from Kansas!
Hi Fabby. Sweet new year blessings to you. May 2012 be a fantastic year for you.

This is the first Christmas that I didn't place my 3 Wise Men already at the stable with the baby Jesus. They were placed over on the piano making their way to where the baby would be.

Think I will do it way from now on.

Hope your Christmas was pleasant,
d

Entertaining Women said...

I haven't know about the Three Kings celebration. Next year, I look forward to creating one for our home. I adore reticulated creamware...yours is beautiful. Thanks for stopping by for a visit and Happy New Year! Cherry Kay

xinex said...

Another beautiful table, Fabby! I love your alabaster top table too. We used to give presents on 3 Kings Day in the Philippines too but it's in addition to Christmas. And the holiday is not finished there until after Jan. 6th. I love you doilies and I love your 3 Kings too....Christine

Priscilla said...

I got out my Epiphany things today. I will bake a nice La galette des Rois for Friday when my daughters come for dinner. I have several decorations that I have always used for the 6th. Old, but it just wouldn't be the same without them.
I hope you enjoy the celebration, and continue with good health and happiness all year long.

CJ said...

Thanks for introducing me to King's Day. I will now have to keep my nativity set up a little longer, and plan a party! Great Swiss doilies set directly on the fab alabaster table! Thanks for sharing. ~CJ

Tricia said...

What stunning placemats! They are truly elegant enough for royalty! Thank you for the details about how Epiphany is celebrated in Ecuador -- lovely tradition!

Anonymous said...

Your reticulated tea set is lovely
and goes so well with the theme of the Three Wise Men arriving with their gifts for the Christ Child on the Twelth Night after Christmas
I am from south Louisiana and there
are large Mardi Gras celebrations
that begin with the burning of the Christmas trees on this night, thus marking the beginning of the Madri Gras season....sometimes the season runs longer than at another year...it depends on when Ash Wed-
nesday is and the start of the Lenton season.
Your Three Kings are beautiful and
look so pretty under the cloche. You have made a wonderful, festive table for tea and honoring these Kings. As you said, in a lot of places, "Santa Claus" does not arrive until January 6, not on December 25. In some places in south Louisiana the children receive gifts Christmas Day, with the last one saved until January 6 and customarily the tree and the decorations are not taken down until after this date.
I notice lots of your customs are similiar to ours!! Thank you for sharing your traditions with us and have a Happy King's Day!!
Also, A Happy New Year, filled with blessing and peace and love all year.....Hug, Francy

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Gorgeous Three Kings Day table Fabby!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh, that is wonderful about The Mardi Gras celebration, didn't know! I love New Orleans and it's Criolle traditions; I guess because of the French, which are Latins as well, as the Greeks, Italians, Spanish and Portuguese....and Catholic, lol! Thank you for your lovely and forever kind comments for me. After this Epiphany, people usually start to take away their C'mas decor and tree. I started today, as I'll have the weekend free of social events and I do hope to finish! Happy Kings Day and many blessings Francine. Hugs,
FABBY

Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

Oh so pretty. I like how Ecuador celebrates Kings day after Christmas because in the Bible it does talk about the kings coming later after Jesus was born. The table in the post below is stunning with your blue china and the tablecloths you made...so beautiful! Happy New Year!

Kristine

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Those Swiss doilies are gorgeous! You always have the prettiest table! Happy New year! ♥

Honey at 2805 said...

You are off to a beautiful start with this table setting and the history of Three King's Day.

Thank you for linking this lovely post to Potpourri Friday!

Chubby N Chieque said...

I so love your cozy home Fabby.

I feel so homey here. Love everything inside too §;-)

Hope you had a great NY...
Wishes from Stockholm,
/chie

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

The colors in your Three Kings figures are so luxurious! What wonderful memories they must bring to your mind.

I have some Swiss doilies (w/ a runner) similar to yours, but I didn't know that was their origin. Do you know anything more?

Miva said...

HOLA FABBY
FELIZ 2012! Y QUE ESTE AÑO VENGA LLENO DE SALUD Y PAZ PARA TI Y TU SERES QUERIDOS.
COMO SIEMPRE QUEDO MARAVILLADA CON TU CASA, MIS FELICITACIONES Y GRACIAS POR DEJAR ENTRAR EN ELLA.
QUE TENGAS UN LINDO DIA DE REYES!
UN ABRAZO
MIVA

Liz@A Dish Here, A Glass There said...

So pretty Fabby! I like how you displayed the three kings under the cloche! It's so sweet that you have such a long history with them. Your beautiful dishes and placemats are so elegant!
I haven't taken down my Christmas decorations yet. Starting this weekend.
Liz

Diann said...

I LOVE those placemats/doilies!! They are stunning Fabby! Such a pretty Three Kings table! I will do a small 3 Kings table tomorrow for my hubby and I. We will have a small late night meal. Thank you for joining TTF and have a wonderful weekend!

Shelia said...

Hi Fabby! Oh, I love this post so much! What a wonderful table you've set to celebrate King's Day! Your little kings look so pretty! Your dishes are so pretty and the top of your table is gorgeous!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Tess said...

Great table! Those placemats are just gorgeous!!! Love your tea service! Enjoy your 3 Kings Day (we used to call this "little Christmas")

A Happy 2012 to you and yours!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Fabby,
What a beautiful tablescape in honor of the Feast of the Three Kings!
I adore those place mats! Stunning!!
Thanks so much for your visits and kind comments!!
Wishing you and yours a very Happy and Healthy New Year!!

Hugs,
Debbie

The French Hutch said...

Hi Fabby, I love your table set to honor Three King's Day. I love the idea you used your Nativity set you had early on. Love the china and the place mats are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your traditions. I hope your holidays were wonderful and wishing you and yours the best in the New Year…….

~Emily
The French Hutch

C. Joy said...

Oh, my... your table is beautiful. The placemats are my favorite this week. But the white teapot is a close second. Thanks for the wisemen story - they sometimes get lot in the after Christmas cleanup - not in our house (tree doesn't come down until this weekend).

Princesa Nadie said...

Encontrarme de nuevo contigo ha sido un placer
Te deseo un Feliz Año Nuevo lleno de ilusiones
un Abrazo

Norma2 said...

Hola Fabby! Qué alegría ! al fin pude entrar a tu blog. Como siempre tu espacio luce espectacularmente bello.Te llevo a mi blog para no perderte de nuevo. Entré por el que está en 2do lugar, si podés borrá los demás para que no haya confusión. No sé si escribirte en argentino o en español, ¿de dónde eres?
Besosssss

Mrs.D said...

awwwwwww...so fabulous! I love the whole presentation!

Cindy F. Adkins said...

What an interesting post and a lovely table. Happy King's Day to you, too!
Hugs,Cindy

Aledia said...

I did not know about the Three Kings Celebration, thank you for sharing!!

Those placemat doilies are absolutely gorgous!!

Have a wonderful weekend, (hugs)
Aledia~

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Very regal looking...fitting for 3 kings. Congrats on your one year. Lovely giveaway too!

Margaret said...

I am visiting from Pink Saturday. Love your table decorations.

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Fabby,

Happy 2012 and Happy King's Day to you! Your table in honor of the three kings is lovely and so sweet. I like that you explained about how the old tradition is honored in Spain. Your tables and dishes always have such interesting stories attached to them.

It's been great getting to know you this year through our blogs. My blogiversary is coming up in a few weeks, too. It is a wonderful way to be creative, share with others, be inspired by others, and meet some really super people.

Take care, Fabby!

Hugs,

Denise

Annesphamily said...

Fabby your table is gorgeous! My tree is still up as my late mother always said to keep the tree up til the feast of the three kings!
Your giveaway is grand! I love tea but that chest is absolutely stunning! Count me in!
HPS and have a beautiful weekend.
Hugs, Anne

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love your table Fabby. And the tea chest is so lovely. Very fitting for your one year celebration.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

paintedlady89 said...

What a wonderful post. I always think that people dismantle their Christmas decorations too early following the retail trend instead of the spiritual one. I was brought up that Christmas was not over until after the Three Kings brought their gifts, so again thank you!
Thank you for sharing such a special give away as well!
Hugs,
Gigi

Mystica said...

What a beautiful table you set. Thanks for showing this to us.

Mrs. White said...

The tea box is beautiful. I am here from Beverly's Pink Saturday. Thank you for this opportunity to win the giveaway!

Your table looks as lovely as usual!

Blessings
Mrs. White

Lui said...

We celebrate 3 Kings too which is why we don't bring down the holiday decor until after the 3 king on Sunday.

I love your giveaway but it might be too much to include me all the way in asia!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a gorgous tea chest, Fabby! Would love to win it! Your table looks very inviting and the teapot is swoon-worthy! Love your pretty placemats too. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend. Happy Pink Saturday!

Blessings,
Sandi

Johanna said...

Hi Fabby,
you certainly deserve an OSCAR for all your inspiring blogposts. Your giveaway looks fabulous. And your Epiphany tablescape is so nice. I love the reticulated china, I have a very similar tea pot for one.
Best greetings, Johanna

jennspeacornpopnuts.com said...

Happy Pink Saturday/New Year and Three King's Day. Lovely three kings in the cloche - lovelier because of the history both ancient and your first set being married 1975. I was wondering how the kings came to be named. We watched The Nativity Story recently and those names were used there too. I guess I need to check into the historical entries of these "wise guys" as a friend's daughter used to say. My friend didn't take down her decorations until the "wise guys" came. (Her daughter was very young when that was coined.) I was browsing your blog front page trying to remember if you're the one I was talking to between blogs one day - and you mentioned family names. I think so, for in your 'about' I see Cayetana's name and recall asking about her beautiful name. Aha, it was you! Hello again! I enjoyed your giving of thanks, down to the Oscar quip. Some lovely items. I had to look up reticulated and my dictionary didn't really fill me in quite right. Lines? Anyway, enjoyed my visit. Thanks, Jenn

Deb said...

I love you blog! I found you through Bev's Pink Saturday. That tea chest is amazing! Please enter me in your contest for it.

xinex said...

I love the tea chest, so pretty! Thanks for notifying me about the giveaway, Fabby. Keeping my fingers crossed to win:-) do you know that one of my favorite things is pewter? John is not attracted to it but I buy some without telling him sometimes, lol. ...Christine

Richard Cottrell said...

I love the tea box, it would be wonderful to win it. I have not heard of the Kings day. Thanks for sharing. Table is beautiful as ever. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Entertaining Women said...

Fabby, thank you so much for letting me know about your lovely give away. The tea caddy is beautiful, and I appreciate the opportunity to win it. I hope that I'm entering from the right source because I have not linked from Pink Saturday. Happy New Year! Cherry Kay

Rosetta said...

Cara Fabby,ho ricevuto una tua email,non ho capito molto,forse mi inviti a partecipare al tu Giveaway!se è così partecipo,ma non ho capito quale sabato scade!Belle le tue tavole!Ci metti tutto il tuo amore!Baci,Rosetta

Mary said...

Lovely giveaway Fabby! I will put it on the top of my top ten fav picks this week so more people will see it. I love your table and I like the kings day tradition. oxoxoxo, Mary

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your Tablescape is beautifully !! and those Swiss doilies are amazing. You did a great job putting this tablescape together sweet lady.
Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my tablescape for New Years Eve, hope you have a wonderful 2012 New Year with your family.
XXOO Diane
Do you have a Button I can put on my blog??

Amy said...

Happy 1 year anniversary to you and your lovely blog! This is such a beautiful giveaway! The tea alone are wonderful and the tea chest is gorgeous! :)

amy [at] utry [dot] it

Amy said...

Happy 1 year anniversary to you and your lovely blog! This is such a beautiful giveaway! The tea alone are wonderful and the tea chest is gorgeous! :)

amy [at] utry [dot] it

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

FAbby, your teascape is just soooooo pretty. I love it all. Your giveaway is stunning, what a lovely box and such a wonderful gift. Congratulation on your Blogaversary. Hugs, marty

Anonymous said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Fabby!! I came by to ask if I am eligible to enter my name for your fabulous drawing of the tea chest?? I am not a blogger, nor do I create or have a shop on esty....I just like to follow some of the blogs because they are so pretty! Yours is one of the best...!! I always enjoy seeing your new post and reading the stories behind each object, and seeing how you create a tablescape for your dinners or luncheons. You are a very interesting, well traveled young woman!! As well as such a pretty one!
The post of King's Day still is so
lovely to look at....I like how your people wait to honor the Kings before they take all of the Christmas decor down. It is a wonderful tradition!! Something we seem to be getting away from....
I hope you have a happy week...
Warm hugs, Francy

Chubby N Chieque said...

Dear Fabby,

Muchas gracia, hija mia... for coming by and invite me with your giveaway. However, am not sure if this is the right way of joining the fun.

Hope you have a wonderful week-end and as always, visiting in your warm home feels so cozy that I won't go back home in Stockholm, §:-)

Love You Mrs. F...
x0x0
/chie

Curtains in My Tree said...

King's day I like that

And I also love tea and having a cup of hot tea now

Would love to win your first giveaway

your table looks good, girl

Kathleen said...

I love that china, it is so pretty!
Happy Blogaversary!

Denise said...

So nice to meet a new friend.Hello!I came to your blog through pink sat.I love your wonderful giveaway!How beautiful it is.I love all kinds of boxes.I've been browsing your blog and enjoying my visit.Your dishes are fantastic and the Three Wise Men display is perfect.This year I got out my Old 1977 Shepard and sheep from my first year of marriage too. Displayed them to honor Christ the Lamb and Christ the Shepard.We must have something in common-Denise.Please enter me in your sweet giveaway-Denise

sekindall said...

Your table is so pretty, I love the cloche with the Three Wise Men! Thank you for the giveaway, Fabby


Sharon Kindall
sekindall@yahoo.com

ImSoVintage said...

Your table is so lovely and what a wonderful giveaway.

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

Congratulations Fabby on your first year of blogging! It's exciting and very rewarding. Thank you for the kind comments on my blog :) I hope you have many more wonderful years in the blog world!

The Tablescaper said...

Congratulations on your blogging anniversary. Your giveaway box is magnificent. So special. I also love your china, lovely.

As always, great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Kathe said...

Happy Bloggerversary!! Your china took my breath away! Then I saw your Swiis placemats! I got all light headed! Such a beautiful table. Love the tea box. Soooo pretty.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I'm always knocked out by your beautiful tablescapes. Love the three kings.

Rebecca said...

Your Three Kings' table setting is very special. I think the tradition is a wonderful one.

And thank you for alerting me to the giveaway. Is TODAY the deadline or next Saturday? Hope I'm not too late.

Stitched With Prayer said...

Oh my gosh! I love your Three Kings Day tradition. I had not heard about this celebration but I really enjoyed reading about it and your beautiful table setting just takes my breath away. Especially your placement of the Three Kings in a cloche...just lovely. I can't even begin to tell you how gorgeous I think your Swiss Doilies are. So elegant and perfect for the table setting. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful celebrations with us. Wouldn't it have been something to have seen Jasper, Melchior and Balthasar making their way to bring their gifts to honor baby Jesus? I was reading through some of the comments and loved how Deanna placed her Three Kings on her piano, away from the rest of the Nativity as though they were making their way to the baby Jesus. I think it is a wonderful idea and I plan to do the same thing next year. "Great idea Deanna"!!! Well, I got a little carried away with my comment and apologize for rambling so long. But before I go I have to tell you that I did indeed learn about your giveaway on Beverly's Pink Saturday post and just had to come over and comment for a chance to win the exquisite wooden and pewter chest filled with tea. I love tea, all kinds and enjoy trying new ones too. Thank you so much for a chance in this generous giveaway. Congratulations too on your first 'blogiversary'. Big Hugs...
***I'm really glad I found your blog, I will be dropping by regularly. :o)

chubskulit said...

Oh the joy of visiting blogs on weekend, everything you see is gorgeous and sweet. I love it!

Come see my PINK, when you get a chance. Have a great weekend!

Cindy F. Adkins said...

When I stopped by the first time I didn't see your fabulous giveaway, so I'm back! With a blog called "Art,Books,Tea," you know I have to enter it! What a gorgeous, gorgeous tea box! Congratulations on one year of blogging! It's wonderful, isn't it, meeting so many creative and kind people. I love blogging, too! Have a great week, and thanks for the opportunity to win the tea box.
Cindy

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I would love to win your beautiful Tea chest sweet lady. Thanks so much for getting back to me.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family.
XXXOO Diane

SavannahGranny said...

Fabby, your Kings table is so beautiful. I so love the sentiment and the three Kings from your original nativity.

I really like the tradition of the gifts coming from the Kings rather than Santa. Your tradition has more meaning.

Congratulations on one year of blogging. I love visiting with you and you are always so gracious.

God Bless you, Ginger

jeanetteann said...

Everything looks so beautiful. I am visiting for the first time. I am now a follower xx jeanetteann

Chubby N Chieque said...

Sorry Fabby for giving you the hardship of understanding on what I wrote.

I meant, becoz of your giveaway it is a "FUN" for me, any how.

Anyways, thank you so much for inviting.

Happy Sunday to one and all.
/chie

martinealison said...

Bonjour ma très chère Fabby,
Je suis très heureuse de te retrouver après ces quelques jours d'absence... Je suis rentrée il y a à peine quelques heures de Marrakech où j'étais allée passer une dizaine de jours...
Je suis très admirative de cette boîte à thé. Elle est exceptionnelle. Le travail y est prodigieux. Et toi ma chère Fabby tu es une personne très généreuse.
Le raffinement avec lequel tu as magnifiquement mis à l'honneur l'épiphanie est somptueux.
Aussi j'en profite pour te souhaiter une très joyeuse fête des Rois.
En ce qui me concerne, je le fêterai très très simplement aujourd'hui. Et plus symboliquement le week-end prochain avec mes proches.
Je te remercie encore pour tes bons mots et ta gentillesse.
Je te fais de gros bisous.
Je m'autorise ce tutoiement, non par un manque de respect, mais par attachement...

jeanne said...

Good morning Fabby, Your post is so delightful and so are you. I loved you Kings Day table with all the lovely treasures.

Your giveaway is beautiful. I love boxes and I hope I will be lucky. Happy one year of blogging. Thinking back on my first year of blogging brings me fond memories. Beverly is my dearest friend of 41 years and she is the reason I blog.

Happy New Year and Happy blogging.
Hugs, Jeanne

PegC said...

I like the setting for the 3 Kings very much --very simple and expressive.

The Tea Chest is beautiful and I would love to be entered for the opportunity to win it.

kitty said...

Hi Fabby, I'm visiting from PS. What a beautiful give-away! Thanks for the opportunity to win it. Congratulations on your first year of blogging.

Rita May said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful table and the tradition. Congratulations on your blogaversary! It's a great giveaway, beautiful box!
Have a great 2012!
((hugs)) Rita

Cindy said...

Once again, sweet Fabby, your table is gorgeous. It's so very, very elegant. I love what you used for place mats, they are perfect. Actually, I think your Three Kings tradition of gift giving makes more sense than Santa bringing gifts. I like it!
Please enter me in your giveaway, what a pleasure it would be to win such a beautiful tea box.
Love and hugs, Cindy

podso said...

Fabby, absolutely beautiful, your tablescape honoring the three kings and epiphany. What a wonderful idea! I would have guessed your blog was older than a year, maybe you seem so "experienced" at blogging! Here is wishing you all the best in the new year and another year of blogging! Congratulations on the first year! And yes I would L O V E that tea box! It is beautiful!

Have a wonderful week!

Elizabeth said...

I just recently discovered the Pink Saturday. I really am enoying it. Please include me in the drawing.
ELizabeth

Wanda Lee said...

Dearest Fabby,

What amazingly inspiring blog posts you always have to share with us! Love your cloche especially!

Thank you so very much for so generously and kindly gracing our blogs with your various lovely Tuesday tea party links. Thanks also for visiting our blogs time and time again and leaving sweet words of comment and encouragement with your participation for our Tuesday Tea's for our, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday', as well as for my, 'Tuesday Tea For Two', weekly blog tea party.

Pam and I are going to very much miss you as we leave blog land for quite a long while. This is due to very important personal reasons that were unforseen; (even two weeks ago).

Dear Pam and I had a long and friendly conversation just two days ago. Upon my informing Pam that I needed to 'bow out gracefully', from blogland for the forseeable future, she requested that I also send this message of deepest gratitude and regret on her behalf also. As I bid you a fond farewell and as we both leave you and other very lovely fellow bloggers for the time being my friend.

Have blessed New Year in 2012!

Hugs and blessings from Wanda Lee, (and Pam; Pam is from her own, 'Breath Of Fresh Air', blog.)

swedecollection said...

Fabby, Congratulations on completing your first year of blogging. I can't believe it. Seems like you've been doing this for years. You've put out a lot of wonderful posts over the year. I think there are many other countries who do Three Kings Day and they do it in New Orleans, LA as well. I'm looking forward to many fabulous posts in the coming year.
Summer for Swede

LDH said...

Dear Fabby,

It is always so fun stopping in to see you! Your tables are so beautiful each time. You have such lovely decorating and styling abilities!

Carolyn said...

Hi Fabby,
That is a lovely table you have set.

Happy New Year!
Carolyn

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, sweet Fabby. Your tea box is a big hit, and I knew it would be. It is gorgeous.

I guess we will know when the lucky winner is very soon.

My son was born on the Epiphany. It is a very special day to us for that reason, too.

Alycia Nichols said...

FINALLY I have reached your post! I slept away most of today. I was still just so exhausted from yesterday, and my body was hurting so much until I finally broke down and took some Advil. I hate taking medicines of any sort unless I absolutely have to! Anyway...it is really nice to see posts celebrating Three Kings Day. It kind of gets lost in all the hoopla & commercialism of Christmas. This is a perfect table setting to honor the day. It is pretty but enjoys a simplicity that is appropriate for the occasion. The flowers are so pretty, too. I miss getting huge bunches of fresh flowers every week! :-( They just make a gal feel good! The tea chest is a lovely prize to give away. Congratulations on doing your first giveaway! They're fun! I've just done one so far, but I would like to do lots more. Have a great evening, Fabby! Talk to you soon!

CIELO said...

Bella Fabby... son tantas las veces que he querido venir a saludarte... cada vez que te veo paseandote por la casa entre las rosas pienso en venir y decirte cuanta alegria me dan tus comentarios y los regalitos de amistad que me dejas, pero nunca encuentro el tiempo para visitar todos los blogs de mis amigas virtuales preferidas--entre ellas tu... por tu carino y sensibilidad. Te mando un gran abrazo deseando lo mejor para ti y tu querida familia para este 2012.

Bendiciones

Cielo

chedeb5353 said...

Your table is beautiful!! I love your cloches. Great giveaway, count me in. chedeb5353@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Dear Fabby...since you still have your post open on the Three King's Day celebration, I wanted to ask you if your country also celebrates this feast with the tradition of the King's Cake? It is wildly popular here in Louisiana where so many of us are Catholics and follow a lot of your traditions, too. The King's cake is served on Twelth Night and is sort of like a coffee cake, if you would. It originally was decorated in white and gold colors, and only served on that one night but now there are cakes served all during this season...most of the cakes are the traditional Mardi Gras colors..purple, green and gold...inside each cake, after it is baked of course, a tiny plastic "baby", representing Jesus,
is placed.....when the cake is served at a party the person who receives the slice with the "baby" in it has to give the next party......it is all good natured fun derived from an old traditional..!! Believe me, there are LOTS of parties during this time! Mardi Gras is a fun
season, with all of the different Krewes (named after Roman Gods or Goddess or something to do with the season) and each Krewe has a chosen King and Queen who preside over their Ball, held during the weeks before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lenten season. The Balls are usually elaborate, formal ocassions and traditionally gifts are given to the King and Queen and Court members, to honor their big "night" of Royality. Just before Ash Wedsneday there are
many parades held.....New Orleans and Mobile, Alabama have a large number of these, the smaller towns, only one.
So, we go from celebrating the birth of the Christ Child, to the King's arrival, bearing gifts, to what some consider a rather pagan ritual of celebrating by the Mardi Gras season...Ash Wednesday brings
all of this to a halt, and the Lenten season is solemnly observed.
This is long.....I was just wondering if your country has these
traditions, too!!!
Thanks.....Hugs, Francy

Desire Empire said...

Hi Fabby
Thanks for the explanation aobut
6th Jan.

Happy new year and congratulations on a year of blogging.
Carolyn xx

Karena said...

Fabby how gorgeous!! So many lovely items that make it beautiful!

I would love to be a part of your giveaway!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Scribbler said...

Beautiful! I think your reticulated set is one of the prettiest yet.

The tea box is beautiful, and the winner will be one lucky person. I'd love it if it were me! (I know, I am shameless!)

ETS

Jacqueline said...

I think that is such a lovely tradition. I mentioned that on a post of mine that my family said we should do that. It makes so much more sense. Happy 3 Kings Day. Your wise men are so lovely. The plates and doilies are gorgeous too. Happy 1 year anniversary!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Such a lovely giveaway Fabby!
Happy Kings Day.
xoxox
Alison

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Happy one year anniversary!
Fabby, not sure if I am entering the giveaway here or if I should go over to your post at Pink Saturday?
Will try that now!

Thanks for inviting me over.
:)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Fabby, those doilies took my breath. They are gorgeous! Your Kings Day table is beautiful. Congratulations on your blogging anniversary, and what a beautiful giveaway. laurie

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

HI, Fabby. Thanks for visiting my Three Kings tablescape and mentioning yours, so I could get over to visit. I love your Three Kings, and the table you set to honor them. ~Zuni

lisanne said...

I would really love to be a part of your giveaway. I love the Kings table. I am definitely going to start this tradition in our own home. Beautiful table.

gr8kidsgr8fam at yahoo dot com

lisanne said...

I would really love to be a part of your giveaway. I love the Kings table. I am definitely going to start this tradition in our own home. Beautiful table.

gr8kidsgr8fam at yahoo dot com

Mom Walds Place said...

I am so glad to have found your blog at Vintage Thingy Thursday. I look forward to visiting your pretty previous posts and seeing what you are going to do this year. Congratulations on your anniversary. Stop by and say "hi" sometime!

Marlis said...

Happy Kings day belated.. sorry I missed this post. Love your set up on the marble topped table. I have some of those doilies that came from Germany and I should get them out. they aren't round, but I should be using them! xo marlis

Kim, USA said...

Oh my your doilies is awesome!! thanks for the visit Fabby I do appreciate it.

Kim, USA

vikki said...

Love your blog. Love the idea of the three Kings too.